Honesty / Or speaking one’s mind.

I was thinking about being honest with yourself, friends and family. Do people really want to hear it? I really do not think most people want it. Remember you parents saying, “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say it”. As a kid, your thinking, That’s not fun. If you know what was good for yourself, you adhered to the command.

Social media is so freaking huge and like it or not, has become part of our lives. It’s on every TV, movie and product that we see and use. There is no escaping it. I for one have embraced it to get the word out politically. Sure, I post music and comedy stuff, but for the most part it’s politics.

There is nothing wrong with that. Your Facebook is a reflection on your life past, present and future. Which brings me to my point. After reading some posts you usually “Like” it or comment. That’s the civil and polite thing to do.

How many people wish there was a “Dislike”?  I do. How many people want to be totally honest with a comment, but, back off and remain civil?  I do. How many would take being  ( GASP! ) “Unfriended” as an insult?  That depends.

What’s wrong with really saying what you want to say? Look, all of us on our “Home” page are friends because we have a past and sometimes present with them. Being honest today, cannot change the past. What history was experienced cannot be erased. So, why would it hurt to be honest?

Now, I’m honest with say, 80% of my friends. I only have 80 friends so, I kind of pick and choose who I want to deal with. Those 20% sometimes say crap and I just want to do a “Don Rickles” and roast them.

Hey, I’ll admit, I’ve pissed off some people by accident and on purpose. I’m also sure they have been condescending to me whether I deserved it or not. That’s cool. I like the give and take that goes on. The passion that is exposed is wonderful. There are times I don’t want to argue because it is futile.

So, what would be your response to this post? Now, there are some who are gonna think, “Well, just how much bullshit will he shovel my way”?  Do not go worrying your pretty little head about that. I’ve already unfriend 1 person and 1 has unfriend me. Tit for tat!

I want to end this by being totally honest about 1 subject that really get’s the “go along to get along” treatment by 99% of people. I’ll wait and see where the subject goes or if it’s ignored so be it. I just wanted to change gears from my political stuff for a while.

BTW, I do love my friends. That is an HONEST comment. Image


Fads I grew up on (1965 – present)

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Being born in the mid sixties I have had my share of fads. Both good and bad. Here is my trip down memory lane…

What I remember in the 60’s – Hippies,My parents wearing bell – bottom pants. Mom having a Bouffant hairstyle,Dad starting to grow his hair longer with side burns. G.I.Joe. Watching the show Laugh-In. Moon Landing on Everything!

Now,the 70’s. Wow,what a strange trip those were. The music,oh so perky,but tragic. Billy Don’t Be A hero, My Little Town,Night The Lights Went out In Ga. Then you have the silly,Kung-Fu Fighting,Disco Duck, The Streak and Convoy. CB Radios and speaking the lingo,I had a shirt with CB phrases on it. But,we didn’t own a CB. Streakers at public events. Big Wheels,Mood Rings,Star Wars (Like The Moon Landing,It was on Everything!) Polyester,Wide ties. Perms for men,Dorthy Hamill cuts for the women. Happy Days,Mork & Mindy,Dukes of Hazzard and the 6 Million $ Man.Beer Can Collections,Gas shortages,Strobe & Black Lights,Posters, The Big Red Machine. 8 Tracks,Jogging Suits,Feathered Hair,Short Shorts. Halter Tops, Nerf  Basketball and Football, Earth Shoes,Satin School Jackets,Waterbeds and SNL. That pretty much explains my childhood.

The 80’s entering High School and ready for the world!  The home game systems got so much better,Arcade Rooms, MTV!,Neon Colors,Spandex,Hair Metal,Hawaiian shirts,Ripped and Acid wash jeans, Rubik’s Cube,Simon, Mullets, Concerts, Loitering and Cruising the town.Uno, Pop Rocks, Teen Movies with Nudity!,Boom Boxes, Cable TV, Disc Cameras, Walkman.

The 90’s I entered adult and parenthood! Grunge Music, Slacker Buddy Movies (Bill & Ted,Waynes World and Beavis & Butthead) Home Computers, Advanced Home game systems.(Nintendo Game Cube) Pay-Per View, Chat Rooms (AOL), Decline of MTV, SUV’s,Video Cameras(size became more portable) Boy Bands, Satellite TV, Cordless Phones.

The start of the Millennium! Reality Shows,The Sopranos,Cell Phones/ Smart Phones,I-Pods,YouTube,Blogging,3D Movies, Superheros in Theaters, Digital Cameras,BHO and FACEBOOK!!!!!

Whew,a lot sure has happened since I was born. Looking forward to the fads of the future. May they bring me great pleasure and some disapprovement.

Imagine if someone had fallen in a coma in the late 70’s and woke up today. Could that person be able to take all this in? that would be one hell of a mind fuck!